by Just the News Staff
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is breathing on his own after having a breathing tube removed by doctors, his team said on Friday.
The Bills said in a statement posted to their website that “per the physicians at [University of Cincinnati Medical Center], Damar’s breathing tube was removed overnight. He continues to progress remarkably in his recovery.”
“His neurologic function remains intact and he has been able to talk to his family and care team,” the team continued, adding: “Damar Hamlin FaceTimed into our team meeting today to talk to players and coaches.”
“What he said to the team: ‘Love you boys.”
Hamlin collapsed on-field during a Jan. 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals; officials said he suffered cardiac arrest.
Upon awakening at the medical center, Hamlin’s first words were reportedly: “Who won the game?”
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Photo “Damar Hamlin” by Damar Hamlin.